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Rapid Clinical Response Practitioner

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Frailty Virtual Ward is our new innovative pathway which focuses on providing intensive, hospital- level care for acute conditions that would normally require an acute bed, in a patients place of residence for a short episode through multidisciplinary health care teams. This service model is continuously developing, to ensure the delivery of evidence based, community healthcare service 24hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Rapid Clinical Response team will provide support to patients in their place of residence following a sudden deterioration in their condition. The team will provide clinical treatment to patients and follow up on treatment on a daily basis ensuring effective treatment and recognising the need for increased support as required.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with a range of professionals in order to ensure care is appropriate and delivered in a timely manner. The post holder will be able to demonstrate their professional skills and competence in leadership, care planning / co-ordination, medicines management, and care and treatment delivery.

Key Areas:
  • To contribute to processes for proactively case finding patients who are very high intensity users of community and primary healthcare and / or are at high risk of unplanned admission to hospital
  • Assess the physical and psycho-social needs of the patients instigating therapeutic treatments and care delivery based on best available evidence in association with the Matron, Geriatrician and other team members.
  • To improve health outcomes using specialist nursing skills and knowledge
  • To manage a caseload of patients with acute needs
  • To plan, co-ordinate and evaluate care programme delivery using the single assessment process, managing patient referrals to ensure patients are treated by the most appropriate member of the team / service.
  • To develop protocols and procedures for clinical pathways
  • Participate in weekend rotas /7 day working rotas as required

About us

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are internal there is the option for secondment. All applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

Person Specification

Education, qualifications


  • Registered Allied Healthcare Professional - OT/ Paramedic
  • Degree/Diploma in OT / Paramedic
  • Evidence of recent Continuous Professional development
  • Relevant post-graduate clinical training

Skills & Knowledge


  • Demonstrate specialist clinical assessment, analysis, planning, delivery and evaluation skills
  • Ability to motivate staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work alone


  • Ability to manage complex cases
  • Ability to develop and maintain partnership working
  • Knowledge of legal requirements for working with vulnerable adults and those who lack capacity
  • Knowledge of modernisation agenda within the NHS and social care
  • Report writing skills
  • IT skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Teaching patients, carers and colleagues



  • Demonstrate broad experience post registration within a variety of core areas
  • Experience of working within multi agency / multi disciplinary team


  • Experience of working in a community/in-patient setting post registration
  • Experience of assisting with implementing change management programmes
  • Experience of day to day staff management e.g. case allocation to Health Care Assistants
  • Experience of working with electronic clinical systems
  • Experience participating in a research or audit project
  • Experience of working with single assessment process

Special circumstances


  • Valid and current driving licence and able to travel to locations throughout Buckinghamshire

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust





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